CZ-USA is adding four new shotguns to their catalog just in time for the fall season. The guns include the updated Bobwhite side-by-side, a new over/under for youth bird hunters, a competition-ready single trap shotgun and a new inertia-operated semi-automatic series, the CZ 1012.
Inertia-driven shotguns use a spring-loaded bolt assembly that unlocks and cycles the action without the need of a gas system or recoil operation. The simple system doesn’t need a lot of preventative maintenance and can stand up to a lot of use without cleaning or even oiling.
Another advantage of the inertia operating system is flexibility when it comes to load selection. Inertia-driven shotguns can cycle a wide range of shells from light practice rounds to heavy hunting loads without adjustment.
In testing, CZ would run 5,000 shells through the CZ 1012 without stopping, cleaning or lubricating, to ensure the guns would hold up in the field. CZ is launching with three 1012 finishes all at a great price.
All three models are 12-gauge shotguns with 28-inch barrels and a 4+1-round capacity. They include five chokes from full to cylinder bore, come with Turkish Walnut or synthetic stocks and forends and a gloss black, bronze or matte grey finish on the receiver with gloss black chrome everywhere else.
They’re lightweight at 6.5 pounds unloaded and have a suggested price of only $659, or with a camo finish for $749.
The youth-oriented CZ Quail is the most affordable of the new long guns and is a basic, but rugged shotgun. Chambered for 20-gauge shells, the Quail is light at 6.3 pounds with a Turkish Walnut stock and a tough black chrome, not blued finish.
The over/under has 28-inch barrels, mid-rib sights and also comes with 5 interchangeable chokes. It has a suggested price of just $629.
The formerly discontinued Bobwhite is back with a G2 revision. CZ brought the shotgun back due to popular demand with a handful of updates in-line with this year’s other new shotguns.
The G2 Bobwhites also have the extremely durable gloss black chrome finish paired with a satin black chrome receiver. The side-by-side will be offered with 28-inch barrels chambered for 12-, 20- or 28-gauge shells. Depending on the gauge the G2 Bobwhite weighs between 5.5 pounds and 7.3 pounds.
The G2 revision uses fully CNC machined receivers and internals to modernize the design and keep costs down. In 12- and 20-gauge the updated Bobwhite has a $655 MSRP and runs $702 for the 28-gauge shotgun. All three come with the same five interchangeable chokes.
For competitors the new CZ All-American Single Trap is worth a look at. It comes factory with a lot of great customizable features to fit just about any shooter perfectly.
The CZ All-American Single Trap has a four-way adjustable comb, a fully-adjustable stock including the cast, length of pull and toe positions and an adjustable trigger. The trap gun has select-grade walnut furniture and a high gloss blue finish on the barrel and receiver.
Like the updated Bobwhite, the CZ All-American Single Trap uses modern manufacturing for improved parts interchangeability. Trap shooters often have round counts into the tens of thousands so it’s important to be able to maintain and replace internal components and CZ wants to make that even easier.
Rounding out the options include a choice of a 30-, 32- or 34-inch ported barrel, all with extended forcing cones for less pellet deformation and a raised steel rib. Each package weighs 8.5 pounds and comes with five extended chokes.
These extra details add up, but considering all its features, the CZ All-American Single Trap is still competitively priced at $1,369. As always with CZ, in-store and online prices are typically less than MSRP.
Visit CZ USA to learn more about all of these new and improved scatterguns.